Monthly Archives: September 2020

Establishing Evaluation Offices Part 1

By: Cindy Clapp-Wincek, Senior Evaluation Advisor Evaluation has now been around a good long time. Some Federal evaluation offices have been around for decades, some agencies do not yet have evaluation offices, and some agencies have had evaluation offices that have started and stopped. In any of these contexts, there are enduring issues. What choices

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Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations Matrices

By: Chelsie Kuhn, MEL Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLP This blog post is the last in a series about qualitative methods. Up to this point, our series has covered thoughts on qualitative rigor truths, things to keep in mind for implementation, and recommendations to help with qualitative data analysis software and coding setup considerations. To

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Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Qualitative Analysis

By: Chelsie Kuhn, MEL Associate, Headlight Consulting Services, LLP In full disclosure, prior to joining Headlight, I was a quantitative methodologist who had some experience building surveys, building quantitative datasets from secondary sources, and running statistical analyses. When I started, I had facilitated a few semi-structured interviews and focus groups to gather data, but I

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